This is my first year putting this field to corn and looking for some help choosing a seed hybrid. Last fall the field was rutted up and compacted slightly from the combining soybeans. the field is mostly marlette loam with slight slopes and i was wondering what the best coarse of action is for field prep. Should i rip the ground with a disk chisel then use a finishing tool, or light tillage only or no-till it? as for seed im pretty lost I know i want about a 104 to 108 day corn and round up ready. What traits are worth it? Ive been looking at the 5%RIB seed. has there been feed back on this? The more info i get the better. If i can pull in a respectable yeild this year it could open up some neighboring fields for rent thanks for your imput
Every advantage comes with its own set of disadvantages. ; )
That's why those questions need to be asked when selecting a hybrid/variety and a trait package. Every area is different. NE Iowa has shown some instances of resistance to the VT3 trait (for various reasons). A rootworm management strategy in that area needs to be quite a bit different than in another part of the state.
There's definitely nothing wrong with the VT2P trait; as long as it fits the need, and you're selecting the proper germplasm for the acre.
As far as the field there is few true ruts but the soil is compacted to the point you can see every where the combine and gravity wagon was. So far im going to assume this will be a dry spring but im not counting on it so light tillage would be best? Im thinking a couple passes with a disk then use the field cultivater to finish it?
I'd be OK with that. Just make sure it's fit when you take the disk out there.
disk lightly to fill ruts and cut trash to allow field culivator through disk are compaction prone and take more fuel than field culivators if you are in mid michigan lokk at even 90 day corn as you may not get it planted as soon as you like and secondly drying in the fall can cost you more than a couple bushel yield gain check out msu field trials dairyland seeds had some good reults as well as pioneer